Eyes to see, a heart to feel

We’ve talked about taking care of each other and our planet, we’ve talked about there being no separation, living as one, but what is ‘oneness’? Oneness is knowing that we’re all inter-connected, we come from the same core and at the same time each of

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Yumi

Last week we remembered John Lennon’s dream of living in peace and the world living as one. ‘Is it possible?’, you might ask. How can we nurture and take care of each other and our planet and honour our many different ways? How can we

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Imagine…

It’s hard to believe, it’s now 50 years since John Lennon wrote the song ‘Imagine’ – his dream of the world living as one. Seeing identity based hatred across the world today, some might ridicule his dream…yet if we don’t have a dream, what is

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Together

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the Maori proverb which ponders what is the most important thing in the world. Their answer is – ‘He tangata, he tangata, he tangata’ – it is the people, the people, the people. Seeing themselves as caretakers

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Acceptance – no regrets.

D’you ever find yourself wishing that you had done things differently? A snap decision, something said in haste, a need to make the ‘right decision’ only to find that you made one big ‘mistake’? Having regrets is not much fun, it keeps you stuck in

Read More

Acceptance…family

For some of us, family is all that matters; for others, family can drive us nuts. We love them, and, they tweak our buttons. Whatever the issues, it’s important to remember that as souls we chose our family, we’re together for a reason, to learn

Read More

Accepting and trusting your own knowing.

How much confidence d’you have in making decisions? D’you make decisions from your heart …or… do you look to the opinions of others? When your world is turned upside down and you feel overwhelmed, there’s so much to think about, so much to consider, it’s

Read More

Accept and be happy

This month we’re going to be looking at acceptance – acceptance of ourself, acceptance of others, acceptance of what’s happening around us – and why it’s important to be able to accept what is. A few months ago, I came to live in Vanuatu, a

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“People who ask don’t get!”…?

“People who ask don’t get!”. Did you ever hear that expression growing up? I know I did. The perception was that it’s not polite to ask, it’s greedy. This belief however is something that limits enormously. When our emotional buttons are tweaked, when we don’t

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Time to appreciate your self

Have you ever longed for someone to appreciate you…and felt disappointed? Of course, it’s not anybody else’s job to appreciate us; and, if we’re feeling un-appreciated, it’s good to learn to do it for our self. How we talk to and treat ourself determines how

Read More

Talking to ourself

D’you ever find yourself talking to yourself…out loud? It’s easy to joke about talking to our self … many of us do it, I know I do! Seriously, the question perhaps is…how do you talk to yourself… internally? Words carry energy, they shape our thoughts

Read More

From your heart

It’s not unusual to find it challenging to say what we really think and feel if somewhere within us a there’s a lack of security. Often this comes from childhood conditioning, how we’re cut or shaped if you like, and it can be deep. It’s

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True or false?

Over the past month we’ve looked at personal development from the perspective of being real. What if we don’t know who the ‘real’ me is? As a newborn, we come into the world with unlimited potential. The diamond within our heart is just that, it’s

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Freedom to be yourself

Freedom means different things to different people. What does it mean for you? At the end of the day, I believe that we all want to feel free to be who we are, to find the freedom within ourselves to be real and embrace life

Read More

Being real

We’ve all heard the saying ‘To Thine Own Self Be True’ and most of us understand it to mean be authentic, to be honest.  What we can perhaps then ask is… how well do you know yourself how willing are you to be imperfect…vulnerable to

Read More

Who am I at heart?

Last week I shared a little about my experience of being in quarantine, and how we can support ourself when we are alone , when we have nothing to do except simply be. Of course, when we have not nothing to do except be with

Read More

Hiding behind a smile

This month we’ve looked at opening our heart to our guidance. In order to protect ourselves, sometimes we shut down our emotions and we can build layers and layers around our heart all of which create a brick wall, a fortress. Are you someone who

Read More

Opening your heart to your guidance.

D’you ever feel that you’re holding it together by the skin of your teeth, you’re fighting whatever you’re facing in life or using force to will your life into happening the way you think it should? Sometimes we need to stop thinking we have to

Read More

Why the heart?

Within our heart…our heart is the core, the centre of our inner life, the centre of everything. It has everything we might want and need. It’s where we find peace, stability, our innate wisdom, joy, love, compassion, and support. It’s where we see the reality

Read More

Eyes to see, a heart to feel

We’ve talked about taking care of each other and our planet, we’ve talked about there being no separation, living as one, but what is ‘oneness’? Oneness is knowing that we’re all inter-connected, we come from the same core and at the same time each of

Read More

Yumi

Last week we remembered John Lennon’s dream of living in peace and the world living as one. ‘Is it possible?’, you might ask. How can we nurture and take care of each other and our planet and honour our many different ways? How can we

Read More

Imagine…

It’s hard to believe, it’s now 50 years since John Lennon wrote the song ‘Imagine’ – his dream of the world living as one. Seeing identity based hatred across the world today, some might ridicule his dream…yet if we don’t have a dream, what is

Read More

Together

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the Maori proverb which ponders what is the most important thing in the world. Their answer is – ‘He tangata, he tangata, he tangata’ – it is the people, the people, the people. Seeing themselves as caretakers

Read More

Acceptance – no regrets.

D’you ever find yourself wishing that you had done things differently? A snap decision, something said in haste, a need to make the ‘right decision’ only to find that you made one big ‘mistake’? Having regrets is not much fun, it keeps you stuck in

Read More

Acceptance…family

For some of us, family is all that matters; for others, family can drive us nuts. We love them, and, they tweak our buttons. Whatever the issues, it’s important to remember that as souls we chose our family, we’re together for a reason, to learn

Read More

Accepting and trusting your own knowing.

How much confidence d’you have in making decisions? D’you make decisions from your heart …or… do you look to the opinions of others? When your world is turned upside down and you feel overwhelmed, there’s so much to think about, so much to consider, it’s

Read More

Accept and be happy

This month we’re going to be looking at acceptance – acceptance of ourself, acceptance of others, acceptance of what’s happening around us – and why it’s important to be able to accept what is. A few months ago, I came to live in Vanuatu, a

Read More

“People who ask don’t get!”…?

“People who ask don’t get!”. Did you ever hear that expression growing up? I know I did. The perception was that it’s not polite to ask, it’s greedy. This belief however is something that limits enormously. When our emotional buttons are tweaked, when we don’t

Read More

Time to appreciate your self

Have you ever longed for someone to appreciate you…and felt disappointed? Of course, it’s not anybody else’s job to appreciate us; and, if we’re feeling un-appreciated, it’s good to learn to do it for our self. How we talk to and treat ourself determines how

Read More

Talking to ourself

D’you ever find yourself talking to yourself…out loud? It’s easy to joke about talking to our self … many of us do it, I know I do! Seriously, the question perhaps is…how do you talk to yourself… internally? Words carry energy, they shape our thoughts

Read More

From your heart

It’s not unusual to find it challenging to say what we really think and feel if somewhere within us a there’s a lack of security. Often this comes from childhood conditioning, how we’re cut or shaped if you like, and it can be deep. It’s

Read More

True or false?

Over the past month we’ve looked at personal development from the perspective of being real. What if we don’t know who the ‘real’ me is? As a newborn, we come into the world with unlimited potential. The diamond within our heart is just that, it’s

Read More

Freedom to be yourself

Freedom means different things to different people. What does it mean for you? At the end of the day, I believe that we all want to feel free to be who we are, to find the freedom within ourselves to be real and embrace life

Read More

Being real

We’ve all heard the saying ‘To Thine Own Self Be True’ and most of us understand it to mean be authentic, to be honest.  What we can perhaps then ask is… how well do you know yourself how willing are you to be imperfect…vulnerable to

Read More

Who am I at heart?

Last week I shared a little about my experience of being in quarantine, and how we can support ourself when we are alone , when we have nothing to do except simply be. Of course, when we have not nothing to do except be with

Read More

Hiding behind a smile

This month we’ve looked at opening our heart to our guidance. In order to protect ourselves, sometimes we shut down our emotions and we can build layers and layers around our heart all of which create a brick wall, a fortress. Are you someone who

Read More

Opening your heart to your guidance.

D’you ever feel that you’re holding it together by the skin of your teeth, you’re fighting whatever you’re facing in life or using force to will your life into happening the way you think it should? Sometimes we need to stop thinking we have to

Read More

Why the heart?

Within our heart…our heart is the core, the centre of our inner life, the centre of everything. It has everything we might want and need. It’s where we find peace, stability, our innate wisdom, joy, love, compassion, and support. It’s where we see the reality

Read More